Watermelons

There are different watermelons on each continent – all different from each other.

Watermelon is not only low in calories it’s packed full with nutrients and valuable health benefits. Thirst-quenching fruits are an excellent source of potassium, vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and beta-carotene. They also include super-sized amounts of lycopene, a powerful anti-cancer compound. So go ahead and eat it up!  They need rich, deep soils with little moisture. Watermelons have shallow roots that can be easily disturbed. There are many varieties of watermelon including the Sugar baby, Sangria, Starlight, Jubilee, Starbrite, and many more. China is by far the world’s largest producer of watermelon, followed by Turkey and Iran.
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China – 79.2 Million Tons

In China, the majority of Watermelon is produced in the Gansu province, where the climate is favorable for its cultivation. The fruit produced here is of excellent quality because of the special type of climate of the region. The area has maximum sunlight and the precipitation in the area is minimal at 40-538 millimeters in the most important production areas. In the season of watermelon, the temperature ranges from 12 to 16 degrees Celsius. The cultivation technology used in the area is sowing into the open field. In other areas, tunnel production and seedling transplanting are used in production.

Turkey – 3.9 Million Tons

In Turkey, the fruit is mostly produced in the Antalya’s Manavgat District. The district is so well-known for its watermelon production that it hosts a watermelon festival every year. The fruit also has an important place in the country from economical point of view as 10% of total production comes from Turkey.

Iran – 2.8 Million Tons

In Iran, watermelon is produced in the Hamadan province, and the production covers nearly 1.2% of total area of this particular province. The energy usage in the production was direct and indirect and the farmers use renewable and non-renewable energy. The seeding, chemical fertilizers, modern technology, and spraying are used for its production.

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World’s Largest Watermelon Farm – Tons of Watermelon Growing

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Hope – Arkansas – Watermelon claim to fame: The world record biggest watermelon was grown here in 2005, weighing in at 268.8 pounds. The town has a long history of record-breaking watermelons, dating back to a 136 pounder in 1925. It is also the hometown of Bill Clinton, who took a step up (or down?) when he moved from the watermelon capital of the world to the capitol of the United States.

Watermelon Weatherford Texas Watermelon Capital of World

https://maps.roadtrippers.com/stories/the-watermelon-capital-of-the-world

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World’s Largest Watermelon Farm. – Tons of Watermelon Growing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG3unLGxWMY

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Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus​) ​is grown in all parts of the country, but the warmer temperatures and longer ​summers ​of ​the ​​south ​are​​ ​especially favorable for​ ​this juicy treat. In ​northern states select short-season varieties​, start seeds early indoors​, and do whatever it takes to protect ​this ​​cold-sensitive crop from frost.​

​Grow watermelon ​– available in many shapes and ​sizes — ​in well-worked soil under full sun after all danger of frost has passed. Give them plenty of room ​to roam ​and keep the patch well-watered. When the melon responds to a rap from your knuckles with a good resonant thunk, it’s ready!

Quick Guide: Planting, Growing & Harvesting Watermelon

  1. Choose a watermelon based on your climate — short-season varieties exist!
  2. Start seeds indoors or choose nutrient-rich soil outdoors in full sun
  3. Warm the soil and provide additional coverage for cooler weather
  4. Water and fertilize regularly for optimal results
  5. Provide plenty of space for vines and fruit
  6. Consult a clairvoyant to determine when to harvest — it’s an art form
  7. Pests and diseases include cucumber beetles, aphids, mites, squash bugs, fusarium wilt, anthracnose, alternaria leaf spot, and curly top
Weeks before sunlight is strong and the ground is warm, gardeners can get a jump-start on the growing season by planting their garden seed indoors. But there are many more reasons to start your garden under lights.

 

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2013 – The National Watermelon Promotion Board, eager to dispel any notions of genetic modification, likens seedless watermelons to mules, a sterile cross-breed of horse and donkey. Free advice for Big Watermelon: You’d be better off drawing comparisons with bananas and cucumbers, which are commonly made “seedless” through similar processes.

Americans consume more watermelon than anyone else, and with much of the United States sweltering under the blanket of this summer’s most intense heat wave, the sweet, fleshy, water-logged fruit is having its annual moment.

Watermelons, like all fruit, naturally produce seeds, but these days, the preferred type of watermelon is one that’s seedless. Last year, the seedless variety comprised 73% of all watermelon imported to the US, mainly from Mexico—a dramatic shift from just a decade ago. Seedless watermelons have defeated their seeded brethren.

Americans consume more watermelon than anyone else, and with much of the United States sweltering under the blanket of this summer’s most intense heat wave, the sweet, fleshy, water-logged fruit is having its annual moment.

Watermelons, like all fruit, naturally produce seeds, but these days, the preferred type of watermelon is one that’s seedless. Last year, the seedless variety comprised 73% of all watermelon imported to the US, mainly from Mexico—a dramatic shift from just a decade ago. Seedless watermelons have defeated their seeded brethren.

https://qz.com/106024/lets-get-real-about-seedless-watermelons-they-have-seeds/

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